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Author: Valerie Jarrett
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525558149
Book Pages: 336
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Finalist for the NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Literary Work" "Valerie has been one of Barack and my closest confidantes for decades... the world would feel a lot better if there were more people like Valerie blazing the trail for the rest of us."--Michelle Obama "The ultimate Obama insider" (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history. When Valerie Jarrett interviewed a promising young lawyer named Michelle Robinson in July 1991 for a job in Chicago city government, neither knew that it was the first step on a path that would end in the White House. Jarrett soon became Michelle and Barack Obama's trusted personal adviser and family confidante; in the White House, she was known as the one who "got" him and helped him engage his public life. Jarrett joined the White House team on January 20, 2009 and departed with the First Family on January 20, 2017, and she was in the room--in the Oval Office, on Air Force One, and everywhere else--when it all happened. No one has as intimate a view of the Obama Years, nor one that reaches back as many decades, as Jarrett shares in Finding My Voice. Born in Iran (where her father, a doctor, sought a better job than he could find in segregated America), Jarrett grew up in Chicago in the 60s as racial and gender barriers were being challenged. A single mother stagnating in corporate law, she found her voice in Harold Washington's historic administration, where she began a remarkable journey, ultimately becoming one of the most visible and influential African-American women of the twenty-first century. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices.


Author: Kathy Kacer
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 9781926920986
Book Pages: 160
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Do young people today find meaning in the Holocaust? That's the question that prompted a writing project across North America, Italy, and Australia asking young people to share their ideas about this time in history. Some students wrote short stories. Some discussed the impact of books they had read and wrote about the messages that they understood from these books. Several interviewed survivors and recorded their impressions. Many talked about how they have tried to make sense of this history in the world in which they now live. Others created works of art. Children wrote from their hearts with sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and great insight. Their teachers saw this opportunity as a gift, and it proves to all that young people can make a meaningful connection to the Holocaust. Their contributions give hope for a more peaceful and tolerant future.


Author: Diane Rehm
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Capital Books
ISBN: 1892123908
Book Pages: 249
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The NPR talk show host discusses her life, her career, and her battle with spasmodic dysphonia.


Author: Heather Dean
Genre: Education
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781475853360
Book Pages: 120
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Today’s educators face challenges unparalleled by previous generations of teachers. A typical classroom is comprised of students from diverse backgrounds, varying languages and unique backgrounds. In order for educators to meet the needs of the individual students within their classes, they must have a grasp on the challenges facing their students. Currently in education, the focus is on marginalized students and the impact their circumstances have on their ability to learn. This book is designed to make the various hardships encountered by many students more personal in order to give teachers insight into the very real needs of today’s students. Educators are familiar with the data regarding students; however, it is through the individual story of students that teachers are reminded of their vital role in nurturing and educating the students that fill their desks each year. This book will pair student narratives with brain research to provide valuable insights to K-12 educators and university professors.


Author: Dana English-Nelson
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449029524
Book Pages: 192
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Hear My Voice is an inspirational book that focuses on life's daily issues, situations, and struggles in the form of poetry. This book is true to its title and opens an avenue for the thoughts and emotions that people are normally reluctant to express. As you turn the pages of Hear My Voice, you will realize that the things that we try to hide are the things that hurt inside. But through our silence, our growth can be stunted and our joy can be deprived. Dana takes you on a mission of experiencing growing pains, love, hate, and other feelings that one may go through. She is the voice that speaks out. She demonstrates how going through the motions can lead to captioning a personal relationship with God in the end. Beginning with common childhood experiences, transitioning to adulthood, and traveling through life journeys of circumstantial growth, her poetry can be understood and appreciated by readers throughout the world.


Author: Barbara Hendricks
Genre: Music
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613748558
Book Pages: 496
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Growing up African American in segregated Arkansas in the 1950s, Barbara Hendricks witnessed firsthand the painful struggle for civil rights. After graduation from the Juilliard School of Music, Hendricks immediately won a number of important international prizes, and began performing in recitals and operas throughout the world. A Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, she is as devoted to humanitarian work as she is to her music. Always the anti-diva, Hendricks is a down-to-earth and straightforward woman, whether singing Mozart or black spirituals. She challenges stereotypes and puts the music first and presents a warm, engaging, and honest self-portrait of one of the great women of music.


Author: Marie G. Lee
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 0064472450
Book Pages: 224
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

As she tries to enjoy her senior year and choose which college she will attend, Korean American Ellen Sung must deal with the prejudice of some of her classmates and pressure from her parents to get good grades.


Author: Ron Butlin
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Cargo Publishing
ISBN: 9781911332381
Book Pages: 122
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Morris Magellan is an executive who runs a biscuit company in Scotland. He has a house in the suburbs, nice wife and kids and seems, on the surface, to be an embodiment of Thatcherite values. However, there is one major problem. He is a chronic alcoholic and, from the start, we sense that he is doomed and his life is about to disintegrate. He isn't a coke-and-booze bingeing style victim with one eye on the clock, hoping to meet Ms Right and acquire the two kids and the suburban home that will straighten everything out. He already has all this and it hasn't straightened out anything. Magellan's journey will never end. The Sound of My Voice is as extraordinary a vision of alcoholism as Malcolm Lowry's Under the Volcano.


Author: Angie Martinez
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101990353
Book Pages: 272
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Angie Martinez is the “Voice of New York.” Now, for the first time, she candidly recounts the story of her rise to become an internationally celebrated hip hop radio icon. In her current reign at Power 105.1 and for nearly two decades at New York’s Hot 97, Angie Martinez has had one of the highest rated radio shows in the country. After working her way up as an intern, she burst on the scene as a young female jock whose on-air “Battle of the Beats” segment broke records and became a platform for emerging artists like a young Jay Z. Angie quickly became known for intimate, high-profile interviews, mediating feuds between artists, and taking on the most controversial issues in hip hop. At age twenty-five, at the height of the East Coast/West Coast rap war, Angie was summoned by Tupac Shakur for what would be his last no-holds-barred interview—which has never aired in its entirety and which she’s never discussed in detail—until now. Angie shares stories from behind-the-scenes of her most controversial conversations, from onetime presidential hopeful Barack Obama to superstars like Mary J. Blige and Chris Brown, and describes her emotional, bittersweet final days at Hot 97 and the highly publicized move to Power 105.1. She also opens up about her personal life—from her roots in Washington Heights and her formative years being raised by a single mom in Brooklyn to exploring the lessons that shaped her into the woman she is today. From the Puerto Rican Day Parade to the White House—Angie is universally recognized as a powerful voice in the Latino and hip hop communities. My Voice gives an inside look at New York City’s one-of-a-kind urban radio culture, the changing faces of hip hop music, and Angie’s rise to become the Voice of New York.


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Genre: Religion
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
ISBN: 1506449603
Book Pages: 237
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This grace-filled prayer book invites people who are incarcerated to spend time in prayer, trusting in God's never-failing love for them and the whole world. Others who accompany and care for them, such as family, friends, and chaplains, will also find comfort and encouragement in this resource. Featuring the gifts of writers with diverse connections to the criminal justice system, Hear My Voice is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Augsburg Fortress. This enduring and conveniently sized book is enhanced with beautiful color artwork and provides prayers for many times and circumstances.